Mindfulness Meditation classes and courses - Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Weekly Monday afternoon and Wednesday night 'sits'
The plan for 2017 … weekly Monday afternoon and Wednesday night meditation practice sessions at the Centre For Movement Studies...
The format of the sits will change this year as we rotate the teachers leading the sits on Monday and Wednesdays. Sara and Richard will lead the Monday afternoon sits and Michael, Emily and Sara will take turns in leading the Wednesday night sessions.
You are invited to join a group of fully/half/semi-committed meditators, mad runners, foodies, travellers, campers, tired people, quiet people, people with questions and people thinking about asking a question at some point in the future…
Monday afternoons and Wednesday nights are ongoing meditation practice sessions and are for those who have attended the 4 week series of classes taught by Richard Yin, any of the courses given by Michael Bobrowicz (or for those who have had teaching from Chimé Shore, Tarchin Hearn or Mana Waite in the past on mindfulness meditation).
The sessions are 1 hour. The first 10-15 minutes are guided, the next 20 minutes are silent to allow people to do their own practice (mindfulness or Calm Abiding). Following this the teacher will respond to any questions and/or give a talk on a point of practice. We end with another short sit.
The exact dates for each term are listed in the timetable section of this website next to the class time.
You may attend casually, no booking required. By dana/donation. Please bring a notebook and pen with you if you like to take notes.
An Introduction to Meditation with Richard Yin (this is the only course this year, next course Feb 2018)
Once or twice a year at Yoga Moves/Centre for Movement Studies, we run a series of classes for those wishing to learn to meditate or to reinvigorate their existing practice. Having completed the course, participants are welcome to join the weekly Monday afternoon or Wednesday night 'sits', Yoga for Meditators classes with Sara and may also attend the Mini Mindfulness Day retreats which run 2-4 times a year on a Sunday morning. Those who attend the regular Monday afternoon and Wednesday night 'sits' also receive occasional study notes on topics related to practice should they wish to further their understanding.
All course details are below - please read them before contacting Sara.
This four week series is for those interested in learning to meditate and meditators wanting to enliven their practice. The classes will include a mixture of gentle movements, theory and guided sitting practice. Participants will not be required to sit for 90 minutes and need no prior experience to attend however, in the 5 weeks leading up to the course, you will receive an email per week from Richard which requires a little reflection and a response if you would like to respond.
Following the completion of the 4 week series, you are welcome to attend the weekly 'sit/classes' Monday (1.30pm - 2.30pm) or Wednesday (7.30pm – 8.30pm) to continue your practice as casually or as regularly as you like.
Richard Yin is a G.P. with a special interest in the holistic management of those with chronic pain. He has post-graduate training in the Feldenkrais Method, acupuncture, manipulative therapy and musculoskeletal medicine. He is also a long-term meditator aware of the interrelationship between body and mind.
Dates: 4 Thursday evenings, 15, 22, 29 June and 6 July 2017 (next course is Feb 2018)
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm.
Venue: Yoga Moves Studio, 45 Evans Street, Shenton Park (opposite the lake).
What to bring: Your favourite meditation cushion if you have one. Cushions, bolsters and/or chairs are also available at the studio for use.
Bookings: As this is a series, please plan to be present for every class.
Bookings are required – please register your interest in attending the June series of classes by contacting Sara: email@example.com or 0415 363 313.
Cost: By dana. Class cards are not applicable for this class.
Dana is often taken to simply mean donation or gift. Dana is a Buddhist teaching about generosity of spirit or the sharing of blessings, the aspiration to generate health and goodwill in all the cycles of giving and receiving; the transactions of daily life. In reflecting on the practice of dana one begins to understand the interdependence of life. Dana is a gift that supports the livelihood of the teacher and his family. In turn the teachings offered are to support you in meeting with life with wisdom and compassion. Each participant arrives at the amount of dana voluntarily. Teachers of the Dharma are supported by considerate donation. Following Buddhist tradition, Richard charges no fee for teaching. It is customary to offer dana at the beginning of the class (there is usually a bowl at near the entrance). Giving prior to the teaching supports the experience of openness and generosity.
Click here to download flyer: An Introduction to Meditation with Richard Yin June 2017.pdf